Five LPS elementary principals announce future plans

Each year, school and district administrators who plan to retire or change positions at the end of the school year announce their intentions in January. Lincoln Public Schools congratulates the following LPS elementary principals on their upcoming retirements and career changes, effective June 30, 2024, and thank them for their years of dedicated service to our students and families.

Jeff Brehm - Calvert Elementary School

Calvert Elementary School Principal Jeff Brehm is retiring at the end of the school year. He is proud to be an LPS alum attending Belmont, Goodrich and Lincoln High School. Brehm student taught at McPhee Elementary School in 1993 before teaching sixth grade there during the 1994-95 school year. Brehm moved to Kahoa Elementary in 1995, teaching there for six years before going to Cavett Elementary in 2001. In 2003, Brehm served Lakeview Elementary as a coordinator before being selected as an assistant principal at West Lincoln Elementary in 2005. Brehm was only at West Lincoln for two months when he was mobilized with the Army National Guard to Iraq. He returned to LPS in 2007 as an assistant principal at Cavett. In 2015, Brehm was selected to lead Calvert Elementary as the principal. 

Amy Carnie - Hill Elementary School

Amy Carnie, principal at Hill Elementary School, is looking forward to returning to a critical position as a school psychologist within Lincoln Public Schools to further support students. She started at Mickle Middle School in 2001 as a school psychologist. In 2009, she helped open Schoo Middle School as an instructional coordinator for three years before serving as an associate principal for four years. In 2016, Carnie was named the principal at Hill Elementary and has worked with the staff, students and families there for eight years.

Pam Hale - Norwood Park Elementary School

Norwood Park Elementary School Principal Pam Hale began her teaching career in 1989 in California. She moved to Lincoln in 2004, and taught at Randolph Elementary for two years. In 2006, she became a coordinator at Randolph Elementary before being chosen as the principal at Norwood Park in 2011. She has worked with Norwood Park staff, students, families and neighborhood for 13 years. After 34 years in education, Hale has decided to retire at the end of the school year.

Suzanne Reimers - Maxey Elementary School

Suzanne Reimers, principal at Maxey Elementary School, has announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Reimers began teaching in 1992 in Roswell, Georgia. She moved to LPS and began teaching at Maxey Elementary in 1995. Reimers was named to a coordinator position at Maxey in 2002, then assistant principal in 2005. In 2008, she served Beattie Elementary as principal for three years before returning to Maxey as principal in 2011. Reimers spent the last 13 years out of her 32 years in education working with the Maxey community as the principal.

Cheryl Richter - Fredstrom Elementary School

Fredstrom Elementary School Principal Cheryl Richter has announced she is retiring after a 26-year career at the school. Richter began at Fredstrom in 1998 as a teacher, moving into the team leader position in 2004. In 2009, Richter served as the coordinator until 2018 when she was chosen to be the principal. Richter has worked with staff, students, families and the community at Fredstrom for six years as principal.

Published: January 19, 2024, Updated: January 19, 2024

Jeff Brehm, Calvert

Amy Carnie, Hill

Pam Hale, Norwood Park

Suzanne Reimers, Maxey

Cheryl Richter, Fredstrom